Texas A&M University Press Releases Anthology On Mexican American Life
Texas A&M University Press has released Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in between Worlds edited by Sergio Troncoso, a literary collection of essays, poems, and short stories which address the concept of “Nepantla” (middle ground or borderland) through a Mexican American lens.
Troncoso is the author of A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son and other award-winning books. A Fulbright scholar, Troncoso is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Workshop and current president of the Texas Institute of Letters.
“Anyone who has left their home and tried to find a new one in a strange place — at times welcoming and at times hostile — they should find themselves in the work of Mexican American writers exploring Nepantla,” Troncoso said.
The book has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, which calls it, “A deeply meaningful collection that navigates important nuances of identity.”
Several virtual discussions are planned for the book’s release:
- BookPeople virtual event – a conversation with Sergio Troncoso and three writers from the book.
Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m.
- Texas Book Festival April Book Club Selection
Virtual discussion featuring authors Francisco Cantú, José Antonio Rodríguez, Diana López, and Sergio Troncoso on Crowdcast.
Thursday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
- The Wittliff Collections Presents a virtual conversation with Sergio Troncoso, an interview with Sandra Cisneros, and brief readings from nine of the acclaimed writers in the book.
Wednesday, April 28, 3 p.m.
Nepantla Familias will be a featured book at the San Antonio Book Festival April 9-11.